game awards

Microsoft is offering five of the top 2016 Game Awards nominees on sale in the Windows Store – but only through this weekend.

The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony honoring achievements in the video game industry and is hosted by journalist Geoff Keighley.

So, if you couldn’t grab your favorite titles during the Black Friday or the Cyber Monday deals, this is the time to make most of it.

  • The open roads of Australia are home to “Forza Horizon 3: Standard Edition” ($44.99; a 25 percent savings off the regular $59.99 price) and the wildest, most far-ranging Forza race yet, with you behind the wheel of any of 350 of the world’s greatest cars.(Xbox Play Anywhere title)
  • In “Gears of War 4 Standard Edition” ($34.99; a 40 percent savings off the regular $59.99 price), the harrowing battles of Marcus Fenix against the Locust Horde are more pulse-pounding than ever, with action that’s that much more intense and real. (Xbox Play Anywhere title)
  • Gear of War 4 Ultimate Edition of this game for just $74.99 – a 25 percent savings off the regular $99.99 price.
  • Spooky adventures of a group of friends exploring a decommissioned military island in “Oxenfree” ($9.99; a 50 percent savings off the regular $19.99 price), where a ghostly portal is ripped open and some serious hauntings begin.


Find all these and the rest of the nominees at the Game Awards 2016 collection in the Windows Store.